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11.10.2012 , 01:08 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Jenzali View Post
Actually, that's the exact reason why I liked the SW story so much. Most of the other stories suffer from "whack-a-villain". You know... when villains are introduced and immediately killed off without any character development whatsoever. Does this seem familiar?

Oh look! There's this guy called Darth Maul. Why does he hate our protagonists? Who is he? What are his motives? Whoops, he died.
Oh look! There's this guy called Count Dooku. Why does he hate our protagonists? Who is he? What are his motives? Whoops, he died.
Oh look! There's this guy called General Grievous. Why does he hate our protagonists? Who is he? What are his motives? Whoops, he died.

The Sith Warrior story has one villain that you grow to love or hate right from the Prologue up until the culmination of Act 3. He was a villain that was fully developed, had a history, had motives, in short he was someone we came to understand and hate for good reason. That's why the original trilogy is so much more memorable than the prequels. There's one villain (Darth Vader) who gets developed throughout all 3 movies, rather than 3 lesser villains.

Nobody really likes any sort of storytelling solely for the plot. In fact, "there are only 7 main plots in all of literature". So what makes us come back for more? The memorable characters, of course. Baras was one hell of a memorable character.
The prequels did have one main villain: Palpatine. The 2 main purposes of the prequels was to show 1. Anakin's fall to the dark side and becoming Darth Vader, and 2. Sidious undermining the Republic and twisting it into the Empire. In fact I thought the development of Palpatine was one of the best things about the prequels, especially in episode 3.

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